Resources for parents

Child restraints

Ensuring children are properly restrained in the car is one of the most important things you can do for their safety and well-being.

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Driveway safety

Sadly, driveway incidents happen more frequently than people realise, and can have devastating consequences. Supervise, Separate and See are the key safety actions for driveway safety. Find out more on this video and webpage.
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Bicycle, scooter and skateboard safety

View the below resources for advice on bicycle, scooter, skateboard and rollerskate safety, including information on helmets, and tips for riding bicycles safely with child passengers.

Personal Mobility Device (including e-scooter, e-skateboard) safety

Rules apply to children when using a Personal Mobility Device (including e-scooters, e-skateboards, solowheels and segways). These include:

  • Age limits – PMDs must not be used by children 11 years and under. They are designed for riders at least 16 years of age, or 12-15 years, with adult supervision.
  • Ride solo – passengers are not allowed on PMDs as they are built for only one person at a time. It’s against the law to carry another person, no matter how small, including children. This includes parents not riding with children on the same device.
  • Helmets – must be worn and fastened (fines apply).
  • Speed limits – maximum 25 km/h, but only when it’s safe. 12km/h on footpaths from 1 November 2022.
  • Share the path safely – always give way to pedestrians
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School safety travel info

  • Walking, carpooling, public transport and cycling safety tips are all covered on the school safety travel page on TMR’s website.
  • Tips for teaching your child to cross the road safely are on this fact sheet.
  • School zones, parking and pick-up safety tips can be found here.
  • Information on TMR’s Community Road Safety Grants, which can help community groups and schools with local road safety projects is here.
  • Safe school travel (SafeST) program and resources provided by the Department of Transport and Main Roads information is here.